Saturday, February 6, 2016

If Music Be: Songs of Love

It's a new month over at Art Journal Journey, and our new host, Hazel at Hazels Creative Moments has chosen the theme of If Music Be The Food Of Love, which I confess I had no idea what it meant until Chrissie, last month's host posted that it was from Twelfth Night.  I'm not a big fan of Shakespeare, because his works never made much sense to me, but it appears the entire quote is:
If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
It is the opening scene in the first Act of Twelfth Night and spoken by Duke Orsino of Illyria.  If you want to read a bit about the Duke and this play, you will find it here.
So of course, I had to play.  And what better way to play than with scraps.  Yes, everything on these two pages was created from scraps, which means I'm once again joining Moo-Mania and More, where their challenge theme is still Scraps.  And since there's lots of love going on, this also qualifies for Love is in the Air at Try it on Tuesday.

I layered a heart on top of a heart, and used punched notes to add more interest.  The ink on the construction paper was drawn using a metallic gel pen.
More punched music notes were added to a painted heart.   The words were also written with the metallic gel pen.

What better scraps than hearts made from candy wrappers.  It's a sacrifice, I realize, but someone had to eat the candy!

The words of love were also written in the same metallic gel pen on a leftover scrap of painted paper.

To recap, this spread was made in my Coll-AH-ge Too altered book.  The book pages were swiped with pink Patio Paint in spots, the heart made from a scrap of construction paper left over from my Craft Barn challenge, the band across the large heart was left over from a project I'm working on, the painted hearts and small scrap on the right were left over from another project I'm working on, the hearts on the right were cut from candy wrappers, and the music notes were from a book page I painted, then punched out of that paper.   Even the book I am altering was rescued from my neighbor's recycle bin.  Only the Sakura gel ink pen and the paint could not qualify as scraps.

Now it's time to join me at Art Journal Journey, Moo-Mania and More, and Try it on Tuesday.  I hope to see you there, because there are some fantastic mixed media artists on each and everyone of these sites, each a bit different in their entries.

19 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful pages, love he colours. The quote is very inspiring. And Hazel wrote in her introduction to out theme on AJJ that it was from Twelfth Night! Love the idea that the book came from your neighbour's bin, many of my 'art supplies' come from the paper recycling bin next to our house! Great idea to link to Moo Mania and More, too, so thanks for joining us at both of our challenges. Hugs, Valerie

Valerie-Jael said...

....And thanks for joining us at TIOT, too!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow... I love how you played with hearts here! Great!
I also didn't know this phrase from Shakespear - but now I learned that we have the phrase in German as well.
Some of my german speaking friends even told me that this is bad English that I used as title for AJJ this month but now they have learned something new to them as well.. hihi... Art Journal Journey seems to be edutainment!
Shakespear's English is not very popular I
Thank you for even more stuff to know about this quote Elizabeth and thank you so much for this gorgeous spread fitting three challenge themes at once!
I remember that you often gave me compliments for combining challenges in the past - now I have to give this
compliments back to you Elizabeth!
TioT, Moo Mania & More and Art Journal Journey are happy to see this post!


My name is Erika. said...

This page is fun and bright and full of love. Those hearts are great. You also cut them so equally-mine are always a little lop sided, but then most love is, isn't it? So to answer your question about seeing the Democratic primary, I missed it driving home from getting my mom into the hospital, but it was all over the news, being local, and the primary is Tuesday, so election activity is really in FULL gear here. I think I have finally made up my mind, but it will be interesting to see how people in the state vote- NH is such a mixed state depending where you live (probably like most states). I am not a political junkie but it is still fascinating, and this year, a little scary with one of those Republican candidates. Have a great start to your weekend! Hugs!

~*~Patty S said...

Your heart pages are bursting with joy and I can almost hear the sweet refrains!
Those music notes are a perfect compliment to your design too.
AJJ sure does come up with some wonderful challenges again and again and again.
Oh and here I thought you didn't like PINK ;-)
It looks great ♥♥♥
Happy Weekend E and thank you for your very sweet and kind words on my heart with wings post. I appreciate it and you very much.

Mrs.B said...

It's a wonderful page, love the colour.
Thanks for sharing at TioT
Avril x

Gibby Frogett said...

Great use of scraps on your lovely journal pages.
Love the colours.
Gill x

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm especially struck by those purple hearts. I like your designs, and the color seems well-suited while being different from the red/pink I see everywhere.

MiSchra said...

Love your hearts (I'm a heart fan too!!!) Wonderful and so full of happiness and joy. Thank you for sharing!
Michelle aka MiSchra

Sandra Cox said...

How perfect for Valentines! Hugs,

Janet said...

Great use of scraps! You're so good at combining all these themes into one piece. I'm usually terrible at doing challenges...I always get too many ideas that don't fit in!

Marjut said...

Lovely page. I like it. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
Hugs Marjut

Monica said...

Monica, drats had caps on!

Meggymay said...

A great journal spread, those hearts look awesome especially the shiny ones from the candy papers. Its good to have you join us over at TioT's again.
Yvonne xx

Linda Kunsman said...

such a joyful journal spread Elizabeth! Love the metallic touches too.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous spread Elizabeth! I love the background quotes as well as the words you have added! Well done for meeting the requirements of three challenges! So pleased that Try It On Tuesday is one of them! Hugs, Chrisx

Becky said...

Fab page the colours are gorgeous x

Jeanie said...

These pages make me very happy indeed -- lots of love in those pretty hearts!

I had to stop by after seeing you comment on several other blogs I visit -- had to check out on what I was missing and I was delighted I did! I'll be back!

~jeanie at Marmelade Gypsy

hazel said...

Beautiful, colourful and fun pages, I love your scrap hearts.
xxx Hazel.